Former California administrator tapped as new Pa. system chancellor

He worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Mark Abrams
May 22, 2018 - 6:55 pm
Daniel Greenstein

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — There will be a new chancellor at the helm of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education come September.

Daniel Greenstein, a former administrator in the University of California's system, has been selected to manage the 14 public universities in Pennsylvania.

Greenstein, who also has worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on educational issues, was selected by the commonwealth system's board of governors.

"He's a transformational leader," said spokesman Kenn Marshall. "He's the kind of leader we need right now. Higher education is undergoing significant changes and we need to adapt to the future."

Marshall said Greenstein will hit the ground running with marching orders to address.

"Declining enrollment, fueled primarily because of the declining number of high school graduates in the state," he said. "It's something that is affecting higher education across the country, particularly in the Northeast."

West Chester and Cheyney universities are part of the state system in the Philadelphia area.